Originally Posted by frank70
Note that while your problem may be solved, the player should be passing the Digital Dolby 5.1 audio through if the connected device is capable of decoding that (which yours apparently is). Since it isn't (with 339C), you and other folks are being deprived of the maximum audio quality that you're paying VUDU for every time you watch a movie.
To me, that doesn't seem like a "good" solution.
I don't have that kind of sound setup, so it doesn't affect me, but that is still no reason to accept shoddy firmware (if something that subtle is suddenly broken, it's likely a multitude of other subtle things are also awry.)
Well, ACTUALLY the sound quality SHOULD be NO DIFFERENT either way. Either the player does the decoding or the AVR does the decoding, six to one, half dozen to another, type of deal. However I paid for my AVR to do all the decoding and that is what I want done and was able to do it prior to the .339 FW update. LG IS aware of the problem and IS working to correct it. Meanwhile, IF the app for MLB.TV isn't used (I cancelled my subscription opening day due to having opening day utterly RUINED for lack of a functioning app) then I highly suggest reverting back to the .323FW version as it was quite stable and zero issues, minus the MLB.TV app issue.
Originally Posted by observing
About a week ago, some people were complaining that 339C caused audio and video dropouts in DVDs during chapter changes. Since then, there's been no more discussion of it. Is that still considered a real problem caused by the firmware upgrade?
OK, here we go. I NEVER play SDVD using the LG. I ALWAYS use my Toshiba HD DVD player, the A35 for its superior upconversion capabilities. However, last nite, with Beam & Coke in hand, I decided to give it a go and see about the now talked about 'momentary glitch' at chapter changes.
Using the Disney SDVD disc, 'Old Dogs', I can confirm the the .339FW has introduced a momentary glitch when changing chapters while viewing a movie. I also tested a burned SDVD disc from a friend I got awhile back and it too has the glitch at chapter changes. Blu-ray of Disneys 'The Sorcerers Apprentice' played flawlessly as it has always. I then tried audio CD of Likin Park - Meteora and as with the BD, played flawlessly at the chapter/track changes.
Now here is where it gets interesting. While I said I NEVER use my 570 to play SDVD, I must say that I HAVE in the past, played one or two with other FW updates. Everything always worked smoothly, and the picture was pretty damn good. Not as good as my A35 but still pretty decent. Using 'Old Dogs' as my test disc, I watched the SAME chapters from the SAME SDVD disc and I must say, the 570 picture quality was pretty damn BAD. It had definitely degraded from the last time I recall viewing a SDVD, which, admittedly, has been awhile. But I think I would have remembered it being as bad as it is now, if in fact it was that bad before.
The A35, which I finally viewed the remainder of the movie on, in comparrison, was absolutely GORGEOUS! While the colors were funky and what looked almost cartoonish on the 570, was absolute film like on the A35.
So with this in mind, I will be contacting LG again come Monday and reporting this 'second issue' (I had called previously about the VUDU app and its audio problem) and requesting a FW disc to revert back to the prior .323FW version. I highly suggest that anyone using the .339FW version to do the same and revert back to the stable .323FW. Once reverted, I will again view SDVD using 'Old Dogs' as my test disc. MLB.TV (to me) is a ripoff, still has problems, so I won't miss its 'updated app' but VUDU and SDVD playback issues I do want to work correctly. So back to .323FW it is for me.